Pilates and Athletic Performance

There have been many references to athletes and Pilates, and the benefits Pilates brings to athletic performance; especially during the recent Olympics. Pilates is an exercise method that improves, breath, strength, flexibility, posture, alignment, balance and mindfulness, while focusing on developing the deep core musculature. Athletes can improve their performance with Pilates because it is a very controlled, precise movement. By incorporating the Pilates Method, the athlete becomes more aware of his/her body movement and can gain more control of their body in a more precise manner. Strengthening of the core muscles is one of the main focuses of Pilates; athletes can learn to activate the

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